Earth Day

Earth Day 2024

The Earth Day 2024 event was held on Saturday, April 20th at the REACH Museum in the Tri-Cities. This annual event is a partnership with Sustainable Tri-Cities, the Tri-Cities Chapter of Citizens Climate Education, Battelle Memorial Institute, Ben-Franklin Transit, Bechtel, and the REACH. Thanks to a grant from Battelle, all of the REACH Museum was rented for the day so that admission was free to everyone.

This year’s theme was THE EARTH STILL NEEDS OUR HELP. WE CAN DO THIS! The goal is to engage all ages in celebrating our relationship with our beautiful planet, by exploring environmental solutions and how we can work collectively to care for our one planet.

Special Thanks to all who contributed:

  • Earth-care “Tri-Talks” were presented by the BF Counties Action Plan Working Group, Pacific NW National Laboratory, Marcus Whitman Elementary School, and Kids for Urban Trees.
  • Local organizations with relevant missions presented to inform and provide a variety of activities, including Sustainable Tri-Cities.
  • Live music was provided by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, Chainsaw and the Fine Particulates, and JAK. Fast and Curryous, Lucky Bao and Kona Ice Food trucks were available.
  • The Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle association event provided a wide selection of EV’s including e-bikes and cargo bikes, and the chance to learn more from the owners.